Deer co-Cain is a mineral attractant that will attract deer to the site and drive them crazy. The minerals react with moisture to release vapor that attract deer to the sites. The deer will end up going insane - they will lick, paw and mark the site - often digging a hole in the ground to get the minerals out. After the first application, the moisture in the air will cause Deer co-Cain to keep attracting more deer. Deer co-Cain will provide good deer health and rack development. Bucks will want to protect this site by scraping, rolling and rubbing in this area to mark it as their own. As time increases, a large group of deer will appear, as many will want to indulge in the minerals.
1. Select Site.
2. Clear all vegetation in center of site. (approx 4’ circle)
3. Pour Deer co-Cain into 6-8 gallons of water, stirring the water as Deer co-Cain is added into the container.
4. Slowly pour this mixture onto the cleared bare spot to allow the solution to soak the site.
For Instant Results - Mix entire contents of bag with 6-8 gallons of water. Apply to a bare spot.
Once deer have begun actively consuming the minerals you can reapply, but not sooner than 30 days after first application. Normally, you would not need to reapply for at least 60 days. If over applications are made to the site, deer will stop using the site until some of the minerals leach out of the site.
Picking the right location to establish your Deer co-Cain site is very important to site success. Deer instinctively want to conceal themselves from predators, therefore we recommend selecting a shaded area on the edge of a deer crossing where deer normally conceal themselves. We also recommend choosing a site at least 10’ off normally active deer trails.
Reasons for not making supplement sites directly on active deer trails:
1. You may put wary bucks on notice that something has changed and risk spooking your buck.
2. Deer co-Cain sites will grow over time into a large wallow up to 10’ in diameter destroying the trail.
3. The more concealed a site is, the more comfortable the deer will be. They will stay longer at the site consuming the minerals.
Deer co-Cain works well in a wide range of soil types; but, keep in mind that heavier clay type soils will hold the minerals for a longer period of time; whereas, the sandier soils tend to lose the minerals a little sooner. When establishing your mineral site, also consider that acidic soil sites have proven to have heavier deer activity than alkaline soil sites.
Deer will create a large wallow and all of the vegetation in the area of an active Deer co-Cain mineral site will be eaten or destroyed. Therefore, choose your supplemental site carefully and allow for a total active site diameter of 10 feet.
MINERAL SITE - ACTIVITY CHART
Early Spring - Heavy consumption of minerals by does carrying fawns, and bucks building up mineral reserves needed in new antler growth after their antler drop. Spring - Heavy consumption of minerals by lactating does, and by bucks using up mineral reserves growing new racks. Summer - Consumption of minerals by both does and bucks to aid them in many areas including digestion & antler development. Fall - Consumption continues into the fall as deer begin to prepare for cold weather. Winter - Consumption continues throughout the winter period. However, during the rut... doe consumption will increase & buck consumption decreases. Mineral sites are often used by rutting bucks as a scrape and are heavily marked as they look for the does that have frequented their site.